An Exclusive Small Ship Wine & Food Journey

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by Private Yacht

October 11 - 19, 2024



9 / 8

Days / Nights



Explore Croatia’s ancient cities, idyllic islands, and dramatic Dalmatian coastline from the comfort of a Private Yacht. Embarking in the vibrant walled city of Split, cruise the calm waters of the Adriatic Sea, stopping at islands along the way to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik. Discover the rich history and culture of Croatia, visit family-run wineries with traditions passed down through generations, and soak up the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast as you experience it in style.


the sparkling waters, hidden coves, and rugged beauty of the Dalmatian Coast


about the colorful history and stunning architecture found in the ancient cities of Dubrovnik, Split, and the surrounding islands


a variety of high-quality wines including famous Croatian varietals such as Plavac Mali, Pošip, and Grk

Day 1

Arrive Split

Land in Split where an Experi driver will meet you in the arrivals hall to assist with luggage and transport you to our hotel located within the ancient walls of Split’s historic center. Tonight we’ll meet our Travel Director in the lobby of our hotel for introductions and then head to a nearby restaurant and kick off our adventure with a Welcome Dinner. Živjeli! (cheers)


Overnight at Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia

Day 2

Split to Brač

After breakfast, we’ll dive into the city’s rich culture and fascinating history on a guided stroll through its old town, which includes the incredible enclave of Diocletian’s Palace. The Palace is one of the best-preserved Roman royal residences in the world. Built at the turn of the 4th century AD for the Roman Emperor, the palace has more than 3,000 people living within its walls. After the tour, have some free time to explore on your own. This afternoon we’ll board our private yacht and get settled before gathering on the top deck for a cocktail followed by a typical authentic dinner later this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Brač

Day 3

Brač to Hvar

Today we’ll enjoy a day of exploration and wine tasting on the island of Brač, renowned for its white limestone used to build Diocletian’s Palace as well as the White House in Washington D.C. We’ll visit two island wineries and learn about the winemaking traditions on the island, the unique terroir, and the challenges of growing grapes in this special place. During our visits, we’ll taste exceptional local wines including Plavac Mali and Pošip. Returning to our yacht in the afternoon, we’ll cruise to the nearby island of Hvar where we’ll have an open evening to enjoy the local dining scene.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Brač

Day 4


Explore the beautiful island of Hvar today— a glamorous summer destination known for its scenic beaches and bustling waterfront. Enjoy the charming main square anchored by Hvar Cathedral and take a stroll up to the 16th-century fortress that provides a panoramic view of the Old Town. After lunch onboard, join a local guide and head inland to visit a local winery for a tour and tasting. We’ll return to the waterfront in time for an open evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Hvar

Day 5


We’ll cruise to the island of Korcula this morning, known for its well-preserved Venetian architecture, long history of winemaking, and beautiful beaches. Join a friendly local guide for a tour of the medieval walled town, wandering through its narrow, cobbled streets and historic squares. After lunch onboard, we’ll head to a local family-run winery in a different part of the island and learn about their history and the native grape varieties such as Pošip, Rukatac, and Grk. Return to the charming Old Town to enjoy dinner on your own.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Korčula

Day 6

Korčula to Mljet

After a leisurely morning in Korčula to wander the charming narrow streets full of boutique shops, craft stalls, and art galleries, we’ll head toward the forested island of Mljet (pronounced mil-yet) to visit Mljet National Park, one of 8 national parks in Croatia. We’ll have the option to walk or ride bikes on trails around the lakes and visit the Islet of St. Mary with its 12th-century Benedictine Monastery. This afternoon may also be a good time for a swim in the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Mljet

Day 7

Pelješac Peninsula

Today we’ll dive into Croatia’s rich viticultural heritage with a visit to the Pelješac Peninsula, known for its rugged landscapes and exceptional vineyards. We’ll visit family-owned wineries where the tradition of winemaking has been passed down through generations. Learn about the region’s terroir, enjoy panoramic views of terraced vineyards overlooking the sea, and taste the robust reds for which the region is known. In the late afternoon, cruise toward the island of Šipan where we’ll anchor in the charming fishing village and have an opportunity to try one of the local restaurants.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Šipan

Day 8


Arriving in the city of Dubrovnik, we’ll explore “the pearl of the Adriatic” with an expert local guide who will share stories about the city’s remarkable history. Take in the Old Town’s stunning architecture as we walk through the picturesque squares and climb up to the massive defense walls that offer views of the city’s Baroque buildings, red-tiled roofs, and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy an open lunch and a free afternoon to wander at your own pace. Tonight, we’ll gather at a local restaurant to toast our journey and share a festive Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight on M/S Ambassador in Dubrovnik

Day 9

Depart Dubrovnik

After breakfast, disembark and take a private transfer from the pier to the Dubrovnik Airport for departure flights home. Not ready to say goodbye? Extend your trip with a visit to Montenegro.


Extend your trip

+ 4 days in MONTENEGRO

Day 9

Dubrovnik to Portonovi

Disembark after breakfast and continue your journey with a private driver, heading south along the Adriatic coast toward Montenegro. Stop for a traditional lunch along the way before crossing the border and checking in to our beautiful seaside accommodations where the rest of the day is free to relax and recharge.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at One&Only Portonovi

Day 10

Kotor & Perast

Today, we’ll meet a private driver and venture around the scenic Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO-listed site known for its dramatic scenery, historic architecture, and cultural significance. Join a local guide for a walking tour that brings the history of Old Town Kotor to life followed by a light lunch. Continue to nearby Perast, a charming coastal town with baroque architecture and seaside promenades, which is the jumping-off point for Our Lady of the Rocks island. Take a boat to the island to explore the iconic 18th-century church and learn about its fascinating history. Afterward, return to the property for an open evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at One&Only Portonovi

Day 11


Today is free to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area and the property's amenities, including the extensive spa and wellness offerings, complimentary bikes, and seasonal beach activities. If you would like to arrange for a particular activity, the hotel staff will be happy to assist. 


Overnight at One&Only Portonovi

Day 12


After breakfast this morning, take a private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport to catch your return flight home.



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Departure: October 11 - 19, 2024
Extension: October 19 - 22, 2024

Flight Information

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Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary and accommodations are subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at


  • 8 nights accommodation, including all taxes and fees: 1 night in hotel, 7 nights onboard ship
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners, plus wine or beer with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional Alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals or specified wine tastings

Program Rates*

Upper Deck (2): $8,695 Sold Out
Main Deck Suite (1): $8,995 Sold Out
Main Deck A (4): $7,995
Main Deck B (4): $7,695
Standard Deck C (3): $7,195
Standard Deck D (2): $6,795

Single Occupancy (2): $9,995

Extension Rates*

Classic: $2,995

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 non-refundable deposit per person is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

Experi highly recommends you consider travel insurance. Learn more about travel insurance and how it can help you prepare for the unexpected at

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